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Courgette Crookneck ( Rare )


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10 seeds.

A very rare variety believed to be grown by Iroquois farmers prior to 1830. 

The small, 10-12 inch fruits are 5 inches wide at the base with a thin curved neck. 

The flesh is delicious also baked or pureed and added to soup, if you let the courgette to grow. 

Old and natural !

  1.          . For an early start  place a single seed 1 cm deep in seed compost in a 9 cm pot. Ideally not before end of March/ start of April  Use a propagator as they need lot of warm, better 24C day/night.  The most common reason for poor / zero germination is low soil temperature together with too much watering

  2.    Outdoors they can be planted from end of May in warm areas. Protect the seeds as many animals (including slugs) will love the young plants.

  3.  Once grown keep moist, water around the plant not on the leaves ( to avoid virus) and feed frequently as courgettes are always 'hungry'.

  4.  Pick the courgette often so the plant will produce more and more.

  5.  Enjoy the male flowers (the one that won't grow a courgettes, they have long stem) fry them in a 'tempura': just this worth to have this plant in your garden!

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 16 July, 2014.